How Painful is Getting a Dental Implant
- On August 8, 2018
Have you ever seen those before and after pictures of someone’s teeth and wondered how it’s done? Most of the extensive changes are done using dental implants. There is a whole science behind it but simply put, dental implants are artificial teeth with all the same components as the real ones. They are anchored to your jawbone and have a crown that can be molded to match the desired look. Dental implants are natural-looking, and we at All Smiles Dentistry have done this procedure thousands of times.
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Is the dental implant procedure painful?
The short and most accurate answer to this question is – not really. You are anesthetized throughout the procedure, and will likely not feel too much discomfort, especially if you only get one or two implants done in one sitting. Overall, it’s not the type of pain that should discourage you from achieving the smile you deserve.
What to Expect After the Procedure
Tooth implant recovery time varies, mostly depending on the number of implants done in a procedure. After the numbness dissipates, you might start to feel some discomfort, which is completely normal. The ache stems from the process of removing your tooth and inserting the base of the implant into your jawbone. The pain is more like a nuisance and is comparable to the feeling after a root canal or routine tooth removal. The main difference is that you may experience discomfort in your gums and cheeks, or in a case where you have a lower jaw implant, your chin.
Reduce Discomfort Following Implant Procedures
The pain usually lasts for a couple of days at most, and there are a number of ways you can relieve it. The best thing to do is to follow the post-op instructions given by our staff. You can use ice packs to reduce the swelling and warm salt-water to flush out your gums occasionally. We recommend our patients to use Ibuprofen in the event of increased discomfort. For more information on dental implants, contact our team and schedule your consultation today.
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